I view my practice as an experience of co-creating. We form a partnership where the project is a happier, healthier You. To that end, I hope you understand that choosing a mental health provider is not like visiting a medical doctor. Therapy is not a “one size (or method) fits all” approach. I am very interactive in my approach. This way of working also calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for you to achieve your goals in therapy, you must be willing to talk about yourself on a deeper level, work on things we talk about when you are at home, at work and with significant relationships in your life. And set small, specific goals so that you can see “progress…not perfection.”
How will you know if I’m the one for you? A successful counseling collaboration does depend on the personalities of the therapist, of the individual or of each partner in the couple. It also depends on the situations you wish to change.
It usually takes 3 to 5 sessions to see if we can do that cosmic healing “dance” together. During the first few sessions, we both can decide if I am the best person to provide the services you need in order to meet your treatment goals.
Psychotherapy has been shown to have many benefits, but there are also risks. Secrets may have to be discussed. Intense feelings may arise that you may need to experience and learn to manage. You may feel sad, angry, confused, afraid, week, guilty or helpless. Using my neurobehavioral observational skills, I work closely, gently and carefully with you to have a better relationship with your emotional life as you search inwardly for solutions to your specific problems and reduction of stressful feelings.